The Icebreaker at Myrtle Beach Speedway continues to get bigger with each year. In 2019, the event will grow even more for the fourth edition of the event on February 2 with the addition of a 100-lap, $6,000-to-win Super Late Model feature.
The Super Late Model race will feature controlled cautions at Lap 30 and Lap 60. The event is a six-tire race, with teams having the option of putting on two new tires at either controlled caution. The race leader at each caution will pocket a $250 bonus, meaning that the winner of the race has the chance to take home a $6,500 check at the end of 100 laps.
In addition to the 100-lap Super Late Model race, the 4th Annual Icebreaker will also include a 125-lap Late Model Stock Car feature, a 40-lap event for the Carolina Mini Stock Challenge, and also a Street Stock feature.
The Late Model Stock Car event will pay out $5,000 to the winner.
Myrtle Beach Speedway General Manager Steve Zacharias said that his goal for a few years now has been to have a big, well-paying Super Late Model race, but it has been hard to find a good place in the schedule for such an event. He believes that February 2 will be the perfect date for such a race.
“The biggest thing that we’re excited about is having the Supers here,” Zacharias said. “We’ve been trying to find a good place for them. Our Icebreaker has been successful and we think this could be a good, long-term marriage.”
One of the special features of Myrtle Beach Speedway is the extremely abrasive track surface, which usually makes for unpredictable long distance races. In the three-race history of the Icebreaker there has been three different winners. Tommy Lemons Jr. (2016), Lee Pulliam (2017) and Timothy Peters (2018) are all past winners of the Icebreaker at Myrtle Beach.
“This track is so versatile,” Zacharias said. “It’s a very unique facility, especially with the surface the way that it is. It tends to have a lot of strategies and different winners because of the way they play the race out. Long races at a place like this, you have to save tire. It tends to have a chance for new winners all the time because of the track itself.”
The 4th Annual Icebreaker at Myrtle Beach Speedway will be held on Saturday, February 2. More information regarding the event will be released in the coming weeks.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Associate Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
-Photo credit: Myrtle Beach Speedway